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What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them? <BR>The history of myth is the history of humanity; our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Armstrong takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the "Great Western Transformation" of the last five hundred years and the discrediting of myth by science. <BR>Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense - and why we dismiss it only at our peril. <BR>"Witty, informative and contemplative: Ms. Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic." - New York Times Book Review <BR>"Armstrong writes with sensitivity and wisdom. She employs a breadth of learning that reflects the scintillating, shifting light and shade of human experience." - The Times<BR>

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423307693
Read:
Burr, Sandra
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Burr, Sandra
Read:
Burr, Sandra
Author:
Armstrong, Karen
Subject:
History
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Mythology -- History.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.24x6.46x.85 in. .19 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180

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